Thursday, 31 March 2016
Sunday, 21 October 2012
IceBerg Riders on Zagreb Film Festival
Friday, 12 October 2012
Selected for Zagreb Film Festival
Have a look at: http://www.zagrebfilmfestival.com/index_en.php?page=d0&iz=fpf&fid=4958&lang=en
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Monday, 12 September 2011
Our documentary film: 'IceBerg Riders'
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Tragedy in Uummannaq
Last Sunday we got a phonecall from the Children' s Home in Uummannaq. Three young men are missing after an unexplainable accident. One of their youngsters together with some good friends and relatives. Announcement in the Sermitsiaq newspaper:
Three men aged 17, 19 and 27 years are since Saturday morning missed and still not found. The police in Uummannaq is not actively looking for them anymore.
- 'We got a message on Saturday morning from the village Ikerasak that a boat was found, sailing in circles, without people in it. We went by helicopter to Ikerasak looking for them, but have not found them. Local people helped us with guiding and I know that some people are still looking for them. 'says managing director at the police Uummannaq Taitsiak Heilmann.
The boat was found 500 meters from the village, 42 km south of Uummannaq, a place with very strong currents and the upper half meter is fresh water. The fresh water makes you sink faster when you are in the water.
The police found some personal belongings in the water from those involved.
We express our deepest respect to their families, friends and everyone that is affected by this terrible loss.
Our sincere condolences,
Ap, Frank, Petra, Hans, Jan, Erik, Sander, Taco, Hessel, Patrick, Gert, Terry and Svebor.
Monday, 7 June 2010
Ap on BNR, VPRO, CBC, and OKalaKatiget Radio
Last week I was a guest at st'Johns Morning Show CBC, Canada & OKalaKatiget Radio in Nain, Canada. At that time the sculptures were still drifting through the Uummannaq Bay.
Friday, 4 June 2010
The Arctic Knights. Comments of Ap (2)
Thursday, 3 June 2010
No iceberg anymore. Comments of Ap (1)
Can you believe that an iceberg like this one disappears in only a matter of weeks? Last week I interviewed my very good friend Ole Jorgen Hammeken, standing in the sun, sweating because of the heat, while normally they can go for dogsledding untill June. It raises some questions... The whole day and night you can hear icebergs exploding, or collapsing because of this heat. What is going on? I am an artist who travelled many times through the Arctic and every year it becomes warmer and warmer. I am not a scientist, but only listen to the stories that people tell me. I am not interested in the question: Who's guilty at this situation? Is there global warming? Not at all, I am asking the question: What if Climate Change enters my world: Can we anticipate on these fast changes? In Uummannaq the extremes started only a couple of years ago, and now it is warmer as ever before, with all consequences. I am personally convinced that we soon will experience what is happening over there, even if we only feel the tail. We need all energy and focuss on the future. My question is: How can we create a more flexible society? Climate Change is from all times, people always adapted to these changes, but are we now capable to cope with these extreme changes? We have to stop naming, blaming and shaming, and put this energy in another direction.
Iceberg disappeared, GPS signals from Satut. What happened?
In the very early morning, 2nd of June, we could see at our GPS tracker that something was going on. Later we noticed that our signal moved constantly to the South East faster than the iceberg ever moved , and then suddenly moved to the North into the settlement of Satut. At the very moment that something happened with the iceberg, the GPS system was taken into a fisherboat that continued fishing untill he finally went home. ( Ap's version )
We contacted our friends in Uummannaq, who took a boat to have a look, but they couldn't find our iceberg anymore. What happened we never will know. Too many options are open.
Is this the end of our artproject? We keep you updated!
Friday, 28 May 2010
World's most extraordinary water
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Arctic Apocalyps or Global Opportunities?
For Canadian visitors of this webpage: I am 'live' on radio at CBC Newfoundland, 8:00 AM
Monday, 24 May 2010
Live from Uummannaq
Something strange is going on the Uummannaq Bay: Last night the Uummannaq Bay filled itsselve with icebergs. Normally a happening for September........
The melting icebergs, cracking in pieces, is so loud that you even can hear it in your bed.
I don't have final plans for today, but leaving tomorrow.
I keep you posted, cheers, Ap
Sunday, 23 May 2010
In the middle of the night
Yesterday we filmed at 24:00 sharp. The sun touched the horizon but didn't go down. A great experience! We noticed that our iceberg was leaning to one site, but after we returned form the old Inuit mummy graves at the other side of the fjord, it turned back again in the good position. Unbelievable that an iceberg get's a character. Greetings from Uummannaq, Temperature: T-shirt, full sunshine, no wind.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Sculptures are crossing Uummannaq
Today we went with a boat to film the departure of the sculptures towards the Baffin Bay. Because the camera shakes in the boat, we decided to place the camera on other icebergs, that also provided us fot ater of thousands of years old. Great weather, great pictures, what can I say more? Keep you updated,
Friday, 21 May 2010
Arrival in uummannaq
I just returned from our first trip to the floating iceberg. It' s great and unbelievable how fast it is drifting. The shape didn't change much during it's drift, so we believe it will travel for a long time. The bay is filled with icebergs, way many more than in March. It looks like the wind will slow down, so we return to film a good impression. I included a picture of the dreamteam of the Uummannaq Polar Institute. A great crew.
Tonight we plan to go to Uummanatsiaq and stay there for while. I never was in Greenland without snow, but now I know where the green is coming from: It has to be the colour of the water.
I keep you posted. Cheers, Ap
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Ap on his way to Uummannaq
Sunday, 16 May 2010
THE SCULPTURES ARE DRIFTING!
Ole Jorgen Hammeken, together with his wife Ann Andreasen, our both bestest friends, immediately took a boat and sent us the pictures. THANKS! We are more than excited where the voyage will go.
As you can see, the start was going deeper into the bay, but now they are on their way back to Uummannaq, hopefully soon in Baffin Bay. Shortly new posts will arrive. We keep you in touch.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Iceberg still stuck
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
'The angle between earth and the sun changed'
I can't get it out of my mind. Did the composition of atmospheric gasses change so that the breaking angle changed? I still don't have an explanation, but am sure that something changed. Who knows the answer?
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
cool(E)motion presentation for Ambassadors in Des Indes
After all ambassadors told how climate change has it's impact in each country, it showed the need that project cool(E)motion has to continue.
Thanks to the support and hospitality of Des Indes: Pierre-Henri Bosovers & Ben Hardeman, it was a great success.
Live picture from Uummannaq
Monday, 19 April 2010
Neighbour icebergs started their Arctic trip. Exciting!
Friday, 9 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
When do the sculptures start their trip?
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Photo from Tiina Itkonen, made from helicopter
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
The iceberg is turning!
Friday, 26 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
We finally succeeded!
Thanks to our great team and the help of many local people, including the children of the Children's Home, we succeeded in making the art project. It was a very great experience standing on the iceberg, releasing the sculptures with in the background the famous mountains of Uummannaq. The sculptures look great! The voyage of the sculptures started as we could see that the iceberg already moved this morning.